Agriculture Sector Needs New Funding, MPs tell Government

Today, John Barlow, Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Richard Lehoux, Associate Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food, issued the following statement regarding the Trudeau government’s failure to provide new funding to support the agriculture sector:

“Yesterday, the Trudeau Liberals claimed they were supporting the agriculture sector, but we have since learned that the funding isn’t new. This is a slap in the face to farmers and producers across the country.

“Farm groups in Canada have been vocal about their need for support during this pandemic, including the Canadian Federation of Agriculture which asked the government for $2.6 billion in support. Instead of helping the agriculture sector when it needs it the most, the Liberals decided to re-announce the $125 million already budgeted in the Agri-Recovery program.

“This is not the first time during this pandemic that the Liberal government has re-announced programs and funding for the agriculture sector. The first major agriculture announcement the Liberals made, $5 billion in funding for Farm Credit Canada, was a 2019 campaign commitment and unrelated to COVID-19.

“The unprecedented nature of this pandemic calls for unprecedented action, not recycled programs by a government that does not consider the agriculture sector to be a priority.

“Canada’s Conservatives will continue to press the Trudeau government for real help for our agriculture sector, including reforming the Business Risk Management programs. We will always stand with our farmers and producers.”

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The Conservative climate plan will hold the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter - China - to account by implementing Carbon Border Tariffs. We won’t let the Chinese Communist Party hold the world hostage anymore over this issue!

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The Conservative climate plan will hold the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter - China - to account by implementing Carbon Border Tariffs. We won’t let the Chinese Communist Party hold the world hostage anymore over this issue!

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2021-04-13/competition-china-can-save-planet

#cndpoli Conservative Party of Canada - Parti conservateur du Canada

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China will laugh at us. They will never be held to account. No other country in the world would be willing to stand shoulder to shoulder with Canada when it comes to sanctions on China, everyone of them are sucking up to them. I think that more should be done on the human rights front, like expelling their diplomats until the two Michaels are released. That should be just a start.

Thank you for this!!

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Our Conservative plan will secure an environment that our future generations will enjoy and prosper from! It will fight climate change, hold foreign nations accountable and make Canada competitive — while not burdening Canadians with an ever increasing tax! cpcassets.conservative.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/15104504/24068610becf2561.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

Our Conservative Party of Canada - Parti conservateur du Canada plan will secure an environment that our future generations will enjoy and prosper from! It will fight climate change, hold foreign nations accountable and make Canada competitive — while not burdening Canadians with an ever increasing tax! https://cpcassets.conservative.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/15104504/24068610becf2561.pdfImage attachment

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David, Erin O'Toole said no to carbon taxes when he was campaigning, now all in. Why is the Conservative party moving left? We need a conservative choice.

Fight climate change with a carbon tax, frequent flyer tax, and a tax on cottages? I think you and Erin O'Toole may have signed up for the wrong party... Suggest you check out the NDP or Green Party.

Now this is the topic?? Agenda.

Wake up! No one can secure environment with natural causes, they can only ensure discipline such as no littering, proper pick up of garbage, cleaning, planting trees, etc. Without risk there will be no technology, progress and improvements. We shouldn't go backwards just to satisfy impossible dreams of controlling unforeseen and natural occurrences, we need to develope our common sense and be smart. What we do is drive away jobs, wealth and resources to China and other foreign countries giving up what we perceived as controlling environment problems. Other countries won't control but produce the same we gave up without maintained processes bringing worse climate situation and controlling us with our dependence on their supplies. Remember the PPE China won't supply as leverage, until we decide to produce locally, now the vaccine....

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